Can dogs eat Turkey necks?

can dogs eat turkey necksYes



Can dogs eat turkey necks? Yes, turkey necks are an excellent source of calcium and other minerals that promote bone health in dogs. But if your dog’s daily meals offer enough calcium, serve turkey neck sparsely. Too much calcium can lead to kidney stone formation.


  • Turkey necks have approximately 58% muscle meat and a lean source of protein.
  • Turkey's necks are high in glucosamine and chondroitin which are natural compounds that help keep a dog's hips and joints healthy.
  • Turkey necks are packed with calcium, phosphorous, and other trace minerals that all promote bone health.
  • Turkey necks also offer dental benefits for dogs. Chewing also keeps dogs mentally stimulated.


  • Cooked bones can splinter and cause rectal bleeding as well as intestinal blockage.
  • Excessive feeding of turkey necks could lead to a nutritional imbalance in dogs.


  • Turkey necks can be given to dogs raw. Dehydrated turkey neck dog treats are also available off the shelf.
  • If your dog's diet already has complete calcium you should limit edible bones or only feed them as occasional treats.
  • Always supervise your dog when feeding bones.

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